I have always been a fan of open courseware. Over the last couple of years a lot of universities around the world have joined the open learning bandwagon including IITs. The conspicuous absentee has been Harvard. Now the best university in the world has come up with its Open Learning Initiative by posting 8 courses online by some seriously good professors. There is no need for me to recommend them- They are Harvard Courses.
- China: Traditions and Transformations (Peter K. Bol, PhD, Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and William C. Kirby, PhD, T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies)
- Shakespeare After All: The Later Plays (Marjorie Garber, PhD, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English)
- The Heroic and the Anti-Heroic in Classical Greek Civilization (Gregory Nagy, PhD, Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature)
- World War and Society in the 20th Century: World War II (Charles S. Maier, PhD, Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History)
- Bits (Harry R. Lewis, PhD, Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science)
- Abstract Algebra (Benedict Gross, PhD, George Vasmer Leverett Professor of Mathematics)
- Sets, Counting, and Probability (Paul G. Bamberg, DPhil, Senior Lecturer on Mathematics)